Mary Poppins And Our Gutters
Updated: Aug 9, 2020
I’m sure most if not all of you remember Mary Poppins. The thing which impressed me most as a young child watching the film was her magic carpet bag! It seemed as though anything and everything could be contained in that relatively small receptacle - a hat stand, a large mirror, a pot plant to name just 3 items pulled out to the wonderment of the kids watching.
It may surprise you to know that gutters have the same magical properties. You would be as amazed as the Banks' children if you saw what we lift out of these pieces of plastic or lengths of wood when we do gutter cleaning in Sheffield.
Take a look at this photo!
And this wasn’t from a derelict house. This was from the gutters of a well looked after property. But because gutters can’t be seen from ground level, they can often be neglected. I know we covered this in our last Tales From The Gutter but the heavy rains we’ve just had and the further thunderstorms forecast for over the weekend, encouraged us to flag it up once more.
As this recent video from Sheffield shows, when rain is this heavy, it can bring down leaves, large twigs and branches, plaster, tiling, even metal from an arial. And it stands to reason that you can’t have that volume or type of material in a gutter without problems.
We all know there is no such thing as a magical carpet bag, so let’s make sure we’re not trying to play a similar trick with our guttering!
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